CPSC And Rock Shox Announce Recall Of 1992 Mag 20 And Mag 30 Suspension Fork Crowns

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June 22, 1995

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Release # 95-136

 

CPSC And Rock Shox Announce Recall Of 1992 Mag 20 And Mag 30 Suspension Fork Crowns

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), RockShox, Inc. of San Jose, California is voluntarily recalling 21,000 fork crowns on some of its Mag 20 and Mag 30 mountain bike suspension forks. The crowns may crack, causing a rider to lose control of the bicycle and fall.

RockShox has received 2 reports of incidents resulting in alleged personal injuries. Although these injuries were minor, there is potential for serious injury.

The RockShox forks, made only for mountain bikes, were sold as original equipment on some bicycles and as after-market equipment for other bicycles for about $330 to $390. The suspension forks with the defective crowns were sold through bicycle retail outlets worldwide. The Mag 20 and Mag 30 suspension forks have bright nickel finish and a "ROCKSHOX/MAGNESIUM" decal on the front of the fork. Forks with serial numbers 27266 through 158841 are involved in this recall. Forks with a dull bronze finish are not affected by this recall.

Consumers who own recalled bicycles should stop using them immediately. Consumers should check the left inside of the fork for the bike's serial number, then contact RockShox at (800) 694-0668 to determine if the fork crown is involved in the recall. If the fork crown is involved, RockShox will provide a UPS shipping authorization and the fork can be shipped free of charge to RockShox for a free replacement crown. Media inquiries should be directed to Chris Smith at (408) 232-7414.